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Finger Trigger Bullet Gun


Bosnian Serb Gavrilo Princip is popularly seen as having pulled the trigger on World War I by assassinating Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajavo, ‘but the bullet was placed in his pistol by other hands’.

As dominos are slowly stacked up around them, Kaiser Wilhelm, Field Marshall von Moltke and Admiral von Tirpitz are sat around a table; they discuss a potential attack by Russia and decide on a pre-emptive strike. Von Tirpitz pleads for time, two years for the Kiel Canal to be deepened for his big ships. They agree. When this is done something must be organised, an alibi for the war, an incident, somewhere in the Balkans…

Nenad Prokic is an award winning Serbian playwright, former director of the BITEF Festival, founder of the Serbian Liberal Democratic Party, former MP and professor of 20th Century Theatre at Belgrade University.

Stan’s Cafe first met Nenad Prokic when he invited It’s Your Film to Belgrade; there he challenged them to adapt Robert Burton’s The Anatomy Of Melancholy for the stage. Ten years later Stan’s Cafe invited him to the premiere of this show. On this trip to Birmingham they discovered a strong aesthetic connection. Finger, Trigger, Bullet, Gun is their first collaboration.

2 July 2014 – 4 July 20142014-07-02T19:45:00Z2014-07-04T21:35:00Z


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